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Question: Im 38 weeks now ,bt past 1week severe itching below umbilicus,is there any problem...how to reduce itching ? any ointment?

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Answer: Get the BabyCenter Pregnancy & Baby App BabyCenter.com FREE - On Google Play Get the app Expert Advice Home Log in Join now to personalize BabyCenter for your pregnancy Home /  Pregnancy /  Pregnancy Pains & Discomforts /  Aches & Pains Itching during pregnancy  IN THIS ARTICLE Is it normal to have itching during pregnancy? How can I get relief from itching during pregnancy? How can I prevent itching during my pregnancy? When should I call my healthcare provider about itchy skin during pregnancy? En español Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board Last updated: June 2018           Is it normal to have itching during pregnancy? Yes, mild itching during pregnancy is normal in most cases. It's also common – about 20 percent of pregnant women have itchy skin. You may feel especially itchy around your belly and breasts as your skin stretches to accommodate their increased size. Dry skin and hormonal changes may also contribute. Some itchy skin conditions, such as eczema, can get worse during pregnancy, though some women find that their eczema actually improves. However, with psoriasis it's the opposite: Many women report less severe symptoms during pregnancy, while only a few find that their psoriasis gets worse during pregnancy. advertisement | page continues below If you have an itchy rash or severely itchy palms or soles of your feet, call your healthcare provider because these are sometimes symptoms of more serious conditions that require medical care. How can I get relief from itching during pregnancy? Do your best not to scratch because it can irritate your skin further and increase the risk of skin infections. If you're itching because of dry, stretched skin, these simple measures can give you relief: Apply cold. Put an ice pack or a cool, wet compress on itchy areas for five to 10 minutes, or until the itch fades. Moisturize. Slather on fragrance-free lotion or cream after you take a shower or bath. Keep lotion in the fridge so that moisturizing your skin also feels cooling.  Take lukewarm showers and baths. Hot water can dry out your skin and make the itching worse. Use mild, fragrance-free soap, and rinse it off well. Towel yourself dry gently. Stay cool. Avoid going out in the heat of the day because heat can make itching worse. Wear comfy clothing. Loose, smooth cotton clothing keeps your skin from getting irritated.
Answer: Congratulations on your pregnancy.Itching can be due to hormonal changes. You can take cumin powder with honey. It helps a lot to reduce the itching.You can also apply calamine lotion.Daily take jaggery so it helps to reduce itching and lot. It helps a lot. If itching does not come down please contact doctor. Take care
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